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 Post subject: clevo - c4 flexplate
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 5:34 pm 
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G,day,
Is there any sfi 28 oz external balanced flexplates that actually fit correctly and are the same dimensions as the factory 164 tooth flex plate?
Have a tci 529628 p/no. the convertor bolt fit is terrible,
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 Post subject: Re: clevo - c4 flexplate
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 10:28 pm 
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What Transmission do you have?


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 Post subject: Re: clevo - c4 flexplate
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 1:40 am 
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Gday , yes c4,
Might just put a factory one back in!
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 Post subject: Re: clevo - c4 flexplate
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 6:50 am 
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I usually use a TCI or Performance Automatic.

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 Post subject: Re: clevo - c4 flexplate
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 7:02 am 
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Thanķs for the replys! Pcd on the tci one i have is listed as 11.5" but measures 11.35".
At least the factory stuff fits, i haven't seen one fail?
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 Post subject: Re: clevo - c4 flexplate
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 7:30 am 
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Probably not fail, but they are not SFI rated. You racing?

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 Post subject: Re: clevo - c4 flexplate
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 4:07 pm 
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Gday Brent,
Yes will be racing, i spoke to 3 top race trans builders yesterday down here and all said to use the std one due to fitment and runout issues so many times with the aftermarket stuff,
Interesting+
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 Post subject: Re: clevo - c4 flexplate
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 8:59 am 
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I never heard of a c4 having a 11.5 bolt pattern. Are there special ones out there or did you get an aftermarket bell housing or something? I have a 1975 c4 out of a Lincoln in my 70 Cougar. I used the TCI 157 tooth 10.5 bolt pattern SFI flexplate part # 529615. It fit like a dream.

P.S. I have always understood the FMX, C6 and AOD trans haveing the larger flexplate AOD is suppose to have a 11.4" pattern instead of 11.5"


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 Post subject: Re: clevo - c4 flexplate
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 6:00 pm 
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Sounds like a converter problem. I have used a TCI 157T flex and it fit fine. It failed, but it fit fine. Note that most of the aftermarket flex plates I have used require thin head ARP flex plate bolts in order for the converter to seat properly, Or, you take it back to the converter house and have them change the front so it clears. Other than that, no issues with any aftermarket items. I do not use the 164T units, prefer the smaller ones with the 10 1/2" bolt circle.

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 Post subject: Re: clevo - c4 flexplate
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:38 pm 
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G,day,
Just an update, maybe the flexplates for the 10.5 are correct never used one.
Most of what we have is164t pcd from factory is 11 7/16" or 11.4375" that is the factòry spec and what a genuine fomoco flexplate measures
The tci measures 11.350 and is advertised at 11.500? Neither correct, because the holes in the tci flexplate are 7/16" and the factory studs are 3/8 you can just get them on.
When you use a convertor with 7/16 bolts forget it.
End up using a pioneer, was a lot closer and didn't have the paint all over it which would need to be removed anyway to stay tight
Tci converter was loose on the crank spigot as well.
Poor quality overall.
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